Oranges: Health Benefits

One of the most popular fruits in the world, oranges are renowned for its concentration of vitamin C. Generally available all year round these round citrus fruits taste good and full of nutrition.

There are different varieties of oranges; sweet, bitter and sour. You need to know the variety you’re buying. The sweet variety is usually more fragrant and ideal for making fruit juices. One orange (130 grams) supplies nearly 100 percent of the recommended daily dietary intake of vitamin C. This small fruit is loaded with 170 types of phytonutrients and almost 60 types of  flavonoids which are enriched with a bunch of healing properties and medicinal qualities which are to be considered as health benefits of orange.

Oranges Major Health Benefits:


  • Cancer Prevention: When you eat a whole orange it provides good dietary fiber. The fibers in oranges create a line of defense to prevent in preventing colon cancer. A compound in oranges called liminoid, has been found to help fight cancers of the mouth, skin, lung, breast, stomach and colon. The high vitamin C content acts as a good anti-oxidant that protects cells from damages by free radicals.
  • Lowering Blood Pressure: A flavonoid called hesperidin helps in natural lowering of blood pressure. Orange juice is very good for preventing hypertension disease.
  • Kidney Stone: Orange juice is good for preventing of developing kidney stones. A study shows that drinking orange juice regularly drops the risk of formation of calcium oxalate stones in the kidney.
  • Better Digestive System: Orange juice is good for digestive system. Orange pulp contains natural fiber, which supports for smooth evacuation of bowel movements.
  • Good For Skin: Antioxidant in orange helps to protect the skin from free radical damage. Orange peel is good for skin tone and prevents formation of wrinkles on the face.
  • Cholesterol-Lowering Benefits: Another of the many benefits of oranges comes from their fiber content, which is known to improve ratios of cholesterol in the body.
  • Protection Against Rheumatoid Arthritis: A study done by Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit in the United Kingdom shows that a modest increase in beta-cryptoxanthin (antioxidant found in oranges) intake, equivalent to one glass of freshly squeezed orange juice per day, is associated with a reduced risk of developing inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis.


Also, oranges are rich in many other beneficial nutrients as well like calcium (which promotes strong bones) and Vitamin B6 (which helps in production of Hemoglobin). Consumption of orange juice is good for preventing peptic ulcer.

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  1. WOW I knew they were good and healthy but I didn’t know they were that healthy! thanks

  2. Glad I love oranges!

  3. Glad I love oranges.

  4. A very good article. I know oranges are very healthy but I read they were not a good thing to eat if you have arthritis already as they contribute to the build up of uric acid in the joints. I don’t know if this is right or not.


  5. Very good article, I love oranges..

  6. i loveeeee oranges

  7. Any type of citrus is my fav!

  8. Good article I didn’t know the humble orange was so clever! LB

  9. I am afraid that the gorgeous orange is not good for ulcers. It is an acid and will aggravate. Interesting article about the other health benefits of the orange.

  10. Sorry I meant to add…orange peel extract is what is being looked into for an aid to helping acid reflux and ulcers.

  11. @ Glynis Smy

    Help Prevent Ulcers and Reduce Risk for Stomach Cancer

    An orange a day may help keep ulcers away, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. In this study, researchers evaluated data from over 6,000 adults enrolled in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Study participants with the highest blood levels of vitamin C had a 25% lower incidence of infection with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), the bacterium responsible for causing peptic ulcers and in turn, an increased risk for stomach cancer.


    I can give you more refs.

  12. I love oranges.

  13. Very intersting and informative article – thank you for providing this information, I had no idea that oranges were so good for you!

  14. Excellent article and informative on the healing and health benefits of oranges. I love oranges and orange juice.

  15. this does include Juice right?

  16. Great article. I love a good sweet orange but hate them if they are sour.

  17. I love oranges and I’m happy to know their benefits. Thanks :)

  18. Hi sourav,
    A great article and I love oranges.

  19. I love oranges but have to be careful as the acid from the juice will affect my acid reflux. Citrus fruits are very acidic.

  20. Really Good. I like oranges very much. Thanks for sharing the importance of oranges.

  21. Healthy doses of Vit C…good for your skin…maintains the body’s defences against bacterial infections…good stuff Sourav :-)

  22. man thats a nice post , great research..

  23. I love this fruit

  24. hmmmmmmmmm Yummy Yummy

  25. A Spanish friend of mine takes the advantages of oranges even further. He says that the Valencia Orange is the best.
    He was born in Valencia and has heard this as long as he lived there. Just wondering…

  26. Nice blog! Wish you a happy week!

  27. D mystery behind NATURALS………….

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